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Mark Stewart
Artist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: United Kingdom (Plymouth)

markstewart03@hotmail.com

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OK .. about me,

I joined DA back in 2011 after a long absence from the art world. I decided to explore the humble graphite pencil and the human portrait and figure. I gave myself 5yrs to do this and this year 2015 is my 5th year. The one thing i have learned so far is that 5yrs is nowhere near enough time because with every step forward i take i discover more challenges and questions that i need to understand ... i guess the learning never stops but it also does not get any easier.

I studied and worked as a illustrator back in the day and my drawings do tend to take on an illustrative style at times but I quite like that as I'm not trying to achieve photo realism and i believe in letting a style develop naturally. Most are straight forward copies because they are only drawn so i can experiment with ideas or techniques. Some will be motivated by tones alone and others by textures. I love reflected light and dramatic lighting also .. I draw on smooth Bristol paper and Bristol Velum or Fabriano with a more textured surface, i find that moving from one to the other presents different challenges which i enjoy ... i draw to learn.

I also believe in sharing and so i will add the occasional walkthrough to share what i have learned. I have also added many old illustrations to my gallery for any who want to see them.

Thank you in advance for any faves, i do not have the time to answer each one personally but i do answer all comments and enjoy hearing from you all and visiting new watchers galleries.

I do consider commissioned work, if you are interested feel free to visit my website for all details or just send me an email ... my address is found at the top of this page.

Have a great 2015 and thank you for visiting my page .... enjoy your art :D
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A question for pencil artists: Out of all the pencils you use which one is your most used .. your favourite 

32%
101 deviants said 2B
16%
50 deviants said HB
15%
48 deviants said 4B
9%
28 deviants said Other
7%
23 deviants said 3B
6%
20 deviants said B
6%
19 deviants said 6B
4%
12 deviants said 8B
3%
8 deviants said 5B
1%
3 deviants said 7B

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:iconpesterhugo:
pesterhugo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you again for the watch. Your artwork is just amazing and it really means a lot! Nod 
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're welcome and thank you. Looking forward to seeing your artworks :D
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KaterinARTadenev Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student General Artist
I enjoyed looking through your gallery very much, I have tried using the technique of graphite on bristol paper and it produces such interesting results. Your art is beautiful, 
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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KaterinARTadenev Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student General Artist
you're welcome :)
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pesterhugo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav of 'Flores' Graphite Drawing! ;)
'Flores' Graphite Drawing by pesterhugo
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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delph-ambi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Many thanks for the fave :)
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're welcome Cathy :D
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nilvirgil Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
god hand
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